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millions digging out this morning from snow, ice. it's not over yet. indra petersons has a lot of work and she is tracking the dangerous conditions as the storm moves easement. >> fast food freeze. workers hit the picket lines this morning. mr. obama says it's time to hike the minute wage. a chef comes clean about her drug use in court. two sisters stole more than a million dollars from her. we are live in london as the drama continues to unfold. >> it is drama.
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>> yes, it is. >> eye yea yea! a dramatic term for a legal trial. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. up first, a deep, deadly freeze gripping halftime of the country with many more bracing from the onslaught from california to the midwest, temperatures are falling a lot and snow totals a rising a lot. six deaths blamed on freezing conditions and haven't been seen in decades. parts of montana and nebraska experiencing windchill temperatures as low as 40 below! >> oh, man! >> eye yi yi as they say! let's get more from cnn's annika cabrera. >> much of the snow is letting up after piling up and now we are seeing huge chunks of ice form on top of these big piles as colorado experiences what is to be a deep freeze. we saw temperatures near 10
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degrees overnight to the denver metro area. it's only expected to reach single digits for high temperatures today and, at this point, there is no end in sight, with temperatures not getting above the teens until well into next week. on top of the very cold temperatures that are dangerously cold to be out in, we are seeing extremely slick conditions now forming on some of the roadways so it's treacherous driving conditions, ice underneath the piles of snow, and, in addition, there is extreme avalanche danger. now up in the high country after more than a foot of snow dumped in some of the rocky mountains. so concerning, in fact, that one of the ski resorts had to end world cup ski training that was happening just yesterday because the conditions just were that dangerous. as this deep freeze really settles in here, of course, this storm is pushing across much of the country, down south, and up through the midwest, so nobody
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is out of the woods yet. john, zoraida? >> our thanks. damaging wind, snow and ice and bits cold temperatures as well. indra petersons, where is it headed next? >> you notice it is warm outside. a warm front in the area and temperatures ahead of this system very mild today with light showers. all of that will change. let's talk about these temperatures. with the windchill added in right now, dangerous temperatures. denver feels like negative 30 degrees right now and minneapolis about negative eight. that is the cold arctic air we talk about that is combining with this front as it makes its way across. the big threat we have been talking about this is whether or not we start to get that freezing rain and take a look especially when we talk about illinois and back through texas today we will start to see that threat of that wintry mix only spreading as we even go in through tomorrow and take a look at this. as we go through the weekend we are dealing with this. saturday early morning it kicks
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offshore. we are talking about rain, snow, and ice. as far as rain, we will see heavier amounts nashville 2 inches of rain and snow in the back side of it and still anywhere from 6.8 inches of snow out towards springfield but the ice that we continue to monitor. look at the area again that we are talking about pretty much ba due take almost east -- paducah half an inch or nor of freezing rain. we talk about the power lines falling and the branches falling off the trees. possibly power outages as we go through the weekend. there goes a second wave. even though we get the first wave that kicks through today and through tomorrow, behind it comes almost an identical system for the second half of the weekend. that is going make it so dangerous. >> a whole lot of weather affecting a big chunk of the country. thanks, indra. president obama declaring an end to the war on budget deficits and pledging to fight the deficit of opportunity for the poor and middle class. in a speech wednesday on his
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economic priorities, the president said the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy. he focused on the gap between the rich and the poor and making the case for raising the minimum wage to more than $10. while extending unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below it was than when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders quickly took issue with the president's poach. house speaker john boehner suggesting the president's policies created the very
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problems that he described. >> meanwhile republicans and democrats are trying to hammer out a budget deal to avoid another government shutdown next month. paul ryan and patty murray are heading up these talks. the two sides are said to be about $100 billion apart with the gap narrowing in these talks very much continuing. your fast food order may not arrive so fast this morning. restaurant workers in 100 major u.s. cities are threatening to walk off the job demanding higher wages and demanding the right to unionize. 53 lawmakers have written letters to mcdonald's, devices.
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>> developing now secretary of state john kerry is in jerusalem with talks with benefitingin netanyahu. they are discussing the recent nuclear deal struck with iran. kerry then heads to ramallah with a meeting with mahmoud abbas. the secretary is trying to get to those peace talks kick-started between the israelis and the palestinians. we have a live report for you from jerusalem that is in our next half hour. vice president biden trying to ease tensions between japan and incline. he is in beijing. biden telling chinese leader that america will not recognize the zone. both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over the disputed region. the head of the operations says preparations are on track
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to start moving the deadly chemical agents but right now, a lack of security on the main road connecting damascus is causing a lot of concerns for them. if all goes as planned, the arsenal could be destroyed by the middle of next year. the white house is in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. the visitors the next two weeks will be treated to the portuguese waterdogs ornament made out of black satin ribbons. one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday knocking down a 2-year-old girl visiting from alabama! can you believe it? this is like the biggest white house scandal? no. >> look at that! >> that is the one where it looks nice. the next one, she ends up on the ground. >> she has a lasting memory there. they are all talking about it. >> the dog is bigger than she is. >> there she is on the ground! he decked her! >> he did not deck her.
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just a big dog. >> george w. bush had barney. >> she gets a hug from the first lady. it's all better. all better. >> i hope that girl doesn't have bad dreams of that nasty dog. coming up, a celebrity chef airing her dirty laundry in court. lawson is opening up about her drug use and got to say a whole lot more as she tries to prove two sisters swindled her out of a million dollars. we are live in london as this drama unfolds. rescuers trying to save dozens of whales trapped near the everglades. a sad scene. >> it is time for your morning rhyme. send us your own rhymes. the #s early start and morning rhyme and we will read the best ones on the air in the next half hour. [ engine revs ] ♪
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accused of embezzling more than a million dollars from her. she insists she doesn't have a drug problem, just a life problem. this is quite a show there, erin? >> reporter: it really it. john, just a short while ago, nigella lawson arrived here if a second day of system. as she entered the courthouse she commented she is feeling a bit of tired. this trial has been full of personal allegations against the celebrity chef and her former husband charles saatchi. lawson has been accused of habitual drug use. saatchi has been accused of,
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quote, intimate terrorism. neither of them are on trial but all of it coming out publicly in court. yesterday, lawson addressing those drug allegations saying she is not a habitual drug user though she did admit to using the drug cocaine on two separate life occasions as well as the drug marijuana but says she is currently drug-free and she talked about how she feels this trial has become a witchhunt. she says she feels she is the one that is actually on trial without an attorney and, in her words, without rights when actuality, the defendants in her case are her two former personal assistants accused of having fraudulently stolen over a million dollars using saatchi company credit card charges that the two sisters have denied. john? >> what about that picture that got so much attention, the one that seemed to show her former husband? i guess with his hand around her
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neck? >> reporter: yeah. for the first time yesterday, nigella lawson talking about that in public, that picture of her former husband charles saatchi with his hand around her neck and splashed across british tabloids earlier this year and proceeded the downfall to their marriage. she talked about it occurred outside a london cafe. she was sitting with saatchi when she saw someone walking by with a stroller and she commented to saatchi how she was looking forward to having grandchildren. responded to her and said she is the only one she should be concerned with. saatchi talked friday about that incident saying he was merely trying to hold her attention. he did not say why, but it's just another example of the kind of very personal allegations that are coming out in this trial. john? >> one after the other. erin mclaughlin in london for
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us, thanks very much. to the latest on the deadly train derailment in new york. we found out the metro train was equipped with a warning device that could have awaken a dozing engineer but it was located in the locomotive that was pushing the train and not in the car where the engineer was actually sitting. also new this morning. a passenger on the trial has filed a notice of claim against the railroad so this is the first step in a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for negligence. college in north carolina on lockdown wednesday after gunfire erupted near the campus. two people killed and one wounded outside of wingate university outside of charlotte. the identity of the victims have not been relieved. none were students or employees of the school. a search is under way for the suspect. 14-year-old philip chism was indicted last month by a garage for the death of math teacher
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colleen ritzer. prosecutors say chism sexual assaulted her and stole her credit cards and an iphone and then he killed her. in a school bathroom that was before dumping her body. he then allegedly went to see the woody allen movie "blue jazzman" at a nearby theater. paul signs ciancia is makin first court appance on monday. he was deemed a flight risk. the judge ordering him to remain behind bars and he faces a possible death sentence if convicted. "fast and furious" star paul walker may have survived the initial kracrash this past week. a full report from the coroner is expected in the coming weeks along with toxicology results that could determine if the car's driver had any drugs or any alcohol in his system. meanwhile an official tribute video was relieved "the fast and
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furious" youtube channel. production on the seventh installment is now on hold. stolen truck carrying radioactive material has been recovered in mexico. the radioactive element is used for medical purposes but experts worry it could also be used to make a dirty bomb. authorities say it is likely that all of the material has been recovered, likely, they say. the suspected thieves still on the loose and authorities are on the lookout for suspects possibly suffering from symptoms of radiation exposure. new developments in the massive yarnell fire that left a dozen firefighters dead last june. they are accused of failing to prioritize the firefighters' safety and failing to have a proper action plan to combat the wildfire. the state forestry has 15 days
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to appeal that. frantic rescue effort under way in florida to save dozens of pilot whales stranded in the national everglades national park. they have been there a few days and not sure why. they were hoping to take advantage of the high tide on wednesday to herd the whales to deeper water. >> the tide came up and allowed us to get in here with the boats and herd them off the beach but they are really sdrefed. >> the challenge is get them in deeper water. they are all swimming now, the 41 that are left. >> several were beached in a remote area only accessible by boat. ten have already died or euthanized. time is running out. with every passing hour, the outlook is grim. so sad. let's talk about something happy. it is a dazzling new york holiday tradition. the annual light of the
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rockefeller center christmas tree. isn't it beautiful? the flip was switched last night. the spruce features 45,000 multicolored lights and it is topped with a 9 1/2-foot wide star. >> my tree at home isn't 9 1/2 feet tall and it is very pretty. very, very pretty. >> it was a nice night for being out there. >> hard to carry that tree into the door. getting it in the door is hard. >> a challenge. 20 minutes after the hour. coming up, the head coach for the pittsburgh steelers to face big bucks with interfering a play on the field. unbelievable play, folks. andy scholes will break it down for us next in "the bleacher report." [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms.
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a deadly winter storm. area's hardest hit and where this storm will hit next. breaking overnight. secretary of state john kerry in israel trying to save middle east peace talks and explain the white house's nuclear deal with iran. we are live in jerusalem are the latest. new accusations against toronto's crack smoking mayor. how police say rob ford tried to cover up his crimes. >> must we call him the crack smoking mayor? >> i think it's a legal requirement now in some case. welcome back. i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin.
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30 minutes past the hour. a bruising winter storm leaving half the nation in a deep freeze this morning. i got to say more on the way. bitter, cold temperatures and ice and snow and dangerous winds being blamed for six deaths so far. twin cities taking an absolute beating and temperatures dropping 10 degrees below zero overnight. half a foot of snow triggering 5 hundred accidents and 53 injuries statewide. the conditions are bad in the northeastern part of that state and they are digging out from 28 inches of snow in and 18 inches of snow on the ground in duluth. roads are impassible and means no school. the dangerous weather doing little to stop snowball fights from breaking out all over duluth. that looks like a good one right there. >> that looks like fun. minus 7 degrees in denver at 9:00 a.m. p.m. last night. shattering the old record by two degrees.
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tossing half a foot of snow and conditions there are downright dangerous. >> people aren't seeking shelter over the next couple of days, there is a strong chance that we may have one or two or more that actually freeze on the street. >> i worry about the homeless during conditions like that. so the storm is heading east right now. indra petersons, we want to know where is it heading next? what is happening right now? how cold is it? did we say 40 degrees below zero earlier? seriously? >> a little game of where you'd rather be right now? how about maybe great falls where it's negative 16 without the windchill? >> no! >> or maybe 72 in new orleans? you're talking about a 90-degree temperature spread across the country. pretty impressive. that is what we are dealing with. maybe you understand why you call it an arctic blast. pittsburgh, 61 and saturday you're down to 29 degrees. little rock 48. down to 29 and notice billings, yeah, negative 4. that season for them almost 40 degrees below average.
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the biggest concern is not even the temperatures. it's really the threat of an ice storm. as we go through the afternoon, we are talking about icing especially from illinois back in through texas and this threat will be with us all through the entire weekend. notice it even spreads as we go in through friday and then into the weekend. the first system kind of makes its way offshore and that is good news. let's talk about what we are expecting as far as snow, rain and ice. rain about 2 inches expected and snow still another 6 inches but the main story is the freezing rain and this is the area we are talking about a threat of over half an inch of freezing rain and that is the concern. will we see power outages as we go throughout the weekend from the heavy ice on the pour lines? the first system and there is a second one behind it for the second half of the weekend. almost identical to the first one and that is going to be the concern as we go through the weekend. just imagine downed power lines and here comes the second system. >> people need to be careful but at least they are forewarned. thank you, indra. 33 minutes past the hour. secretary of state john
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kerry in jerusalem with talks with benjamin netanyahu. a busy day of diplomacy. kerry attempting to convince netanyahu the nuclear deal struck with iran is in israeli's best interest. so nice to see you, elise. this is a tall order, right? benjamin netanyahu has said repeatedly, has been very vocal about how opposed he is to this deal. >> reporter: that's right. it's the first time secretary kerry has been meeting with the prime minister since that deal was reached in geneva last month. they have been meeting about three hours and about to come out in the next couple of minutes. you have a pretty oprift betwee this. president obama and secretary kerry felt an interim agreement was the only thing to get from the iranians at this point so they went over the prime
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minister's objections and they hope to convince the prime minister to move past the deal and let's work to go on a comprehensive agreement and address the concerns about the nuclear program. >> are they going to work together in order to deal with the concerns that israeli has? they are going to have a voice here in that deal? >> reporter: well, secretary kerry speaks with prime minister netanyahu almost daily and i think both president obama and secretary kerry gave prime minister netanyahu their assurances that israeli will be involved in these scheduletations on how to get this comprehensive deal with iran. the threat, israeli threat of a military strike to go after iran's nuclear program is still out there. obviously, they don't want to do that, so they want to make sure israeli is comfortable with any ultimate deal. >> let's move on here dealing with kerry's only mission on this trip is not that.
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he is tying kick-start peace talks between the israeli and palestinians. how is that going? >> reporter: this is his ninth trip, secretary kerry, to the israeli and palestinian territory. in july you remember he gave the israelis and palestinians a nine-month deadline to reach a peace deal. we are about four months in so the clock is ticking and i think it's fair to say there is little progress. today, general john allen who has been working with contrary on israeli security issues, will present some detailed ideas on how israeli security needs, particularly in the west bank, could be addressed in the context of a peace deal with the palestinians. it shows now the u.s. is really putting its own ideas on the table instead of leaving it to the israelis and the palestinians to negotiate because they are not getting very far. after this iran deal i think we can expect a lot of skepticism from prime minister netanyahu and secretary contrary will meet later with palestinians president abbas who will press
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his own demands a palestinian state based on the 1967 border are israeli which the settlement which continuous. everywhere secretary kerry looks, a lot of pressure from both sides. >> a lot of work to be done. no doubt about that. 'lease, live for us in jerusalem, nice to have you with us this morning. 36 minutes after the hour. vice president biden in beijing trying to ease tensions between japan and china. he is voicing the u.s.'s deep concern over china's null declared defense zone over the east china sea. the vice president telling the leader the u.s. will not recognize that zone. >> china's recent and sudden announcement of the establishment of new air defense identification zone has, to state the obvious, caused significant apprehension in the region. i was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with president
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ji. >> both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over that disputed region. according to documents from nsa leaker edward snowden the agency is gathering close to 5 billion records every day on the whereabouts of cell phones worldwide. that means the nsa can track the movements of individuals and map their relationships as well. the agency's database can reportedly store information about hundreds of millions of devices. president obama is turning his attention no to income and equality. he says the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy but he says the gap between the rich and the poor is a different story. the president making a plea to raise the minimum wage to more than $10 and an extension of unemployment benefits. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and
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fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off ian are still living at or barely above poverty. and that is why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> republican leaders took issue with the president's approach. house speaker john boehner suggesting mr. obama's policy created the very problems he described. another government shutdown looming next month they are trying to hammer out a budget deal now. republicans and democrats are said to be 100 billion apart with that gap narrowing. republican congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray are heading up those talks. the white house in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. 70,000 visitors expected the next two weeks and treated to two life sized replicas of the
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family's portuguese waterdogs made out of black satin ribbons. have you heard about the latest white house scandal? one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday and knocking over that little lovely, adorable 2-year-old girl from alabama. we have photos of the incident. coming up here, this is before the crime in question. we have another picture here showing you, there they are. they look friendly here. >> can we have the other photo? >> there it is! crime scene photo right there. >> poor little girl. finally that is my favorite photo. >> she gets a paper rose there from the first lady. >> she is fine. >> you never know how that affects a little girl over time. >> i'm sure she will remember the hug and the dog and be okay. coming up -- >> we legally have to say
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welcome back to "early start." 43 minutes past of the hour. the latest on the fatal train derailment in new york. we have learned the metro north train was equipped with a device that could have awaken a dozing engineer but it was locate located in the locomotive pushing the train and not in the car where the engineer was working. new this morning. a passenger filing a notice of claim against the railroad. the first step in a lawsuit for unspecified. a news conference to discuss the findings is scheduled for 2:00 this afternoon. winston is a leading candidate for the heisman trophy and many voters are waiting to see if he is charged before casting their ballots. autopsy results suggest
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"fast and furious" star paul walker may have survived the initial impact of saturday's deadly crash. the actor and a friend died on the scene. the reports says walker died from his injuries and the ensuing fire. it confirmed he was not the driver of the car. more detailed report is due out in the coming weeks. it's also going to have the toxicology report on the car's driver. an official tribute video was posted to the "fast and furious" youtube page wednesday. so sad. universal pictures has halted production of "fast and furious 7" indefinitely, they say. mexico police say they have recovered a stolen truck carrying radioactive material. cobalt 60 is a material with radioactive uses but they are worried it could be used to make a dirty bomb. authorities say they likely have recovered most of the radioactive material. the suspects were still on the run and officials are on the lookout for suspects with sign
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of radiation exposure. a new chapter being written in the troubled saga of toronto mayor rob ford. according to new court documents relieved wednesday, ford may have offered 5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for the tape showing him smoking crack. the information comes from police wiretaps of gang members. one is heard saying that he rejected ford's off and planned to blackmail him for $150,000. toronto city counselors are saying this is more evidence that the mayor needs to step down. >> more than crack cocaine. we are now cocaine, heroin, all of these other illegal substances. the mayor has it give a full disclosure of what his use is with those drugs. >> you think you can't be shocked any more. you know, the lies. the damage he is doing to himself personally, you know,
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it's astonishing. his family can't get him help, that scares me. >> meanwhile ford is scheduled to join the sports junkies radio show in washington today to on give his nfl picks. if all goes well, this may turn into a weekly segment. >> just when you thought it was safe to go outside. rob ford news emerging again. 47 minutes after the hour. let's take a look what is coming up on "new day." chris cuomo who is tying some interesting ties is with indicate bolduan. >> we are tracking storms now that is going east and south. another big story. the nsa collecting 5 billion records a day on the locations of cell phones worldwide allows them to track your movements but the question is why? we will tell you. we are also going to be talking about florida state's star quarterback. he is finding out today if he is charged with sexual assault. this is a case that has gotten a lot of scrutiny. we will be joined by legal experts. do the prosecutors have a case
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here? we will break down the controversy and what this means. >> then there is this, john berman. the knot. in come closer. can you see it? >> it's called the trinity knot. >> do you see that? >> it's a trinity knot. trinity keltic. bruce almighty, the florida director extraordinaire tied it for me this morning. a special knot only on "new day"! >> you know how i feel about the celtics. >> keltic, not celtic. >> it is impressive. i have to say. >> i like your tie. >> speaking of impressive. time for our morning rhyme. today from patrick campbell who writes, while parts of our country are cold and icy, cnn makes the news bold and spicy! >> yes! >> i like that! >> in fact, we do. >> bold and spicy! it's a new name. instead of "early start" it's bold and spicy. >> sounds like a soap opera!
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so coming up, if this is the season for giving, who do you think is getting the biggest tips? is it waiters, doormen, bar tenders? this answer may actually shock you.
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♪ i like this song. >> it's very soothing and sweet music which is only appropriate because we have christine romans here for "money time." >> wake up! two words. apple and china. that link sending apple stock up 2% this morning in premarket trade. "the wall street journal" reporting apple has finally signed a deal with china mobile would offer iphones on the china mobile network. it helps unlock the market apple has been trying to crack for a long time.
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china mobile has 700 million subscribers. that is twice the population of the united states! and those are just the mobile subscribers and a lot of other people dying and ready to sign up. you can see china mobile offering iphones is early as december 18th in that big market. this billionaire is not giving up on trying to pry cash from apple. carl icahn relenting a bit on his $150 billion. if he gets shareholders to go for it, that means that money goes back to apple shareholders driving the stock higher again. housing now. four bold 2014 projections from zillo. mortgage rates will reach 5% so mortgage rates rising and means a payment on 200,000 loan would
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rise $160. >> still not bad. >> but easier to get a mortgage. rising rates mean losing lender scrambles. i heard that if mortgage rates rise the banks more likely to write new loans. home ownership rates will fall to their lowest point in nearly two decades. 'tis the season to tip and pay scale has its annual tipping report. the answer to the quiz about who gets the biggest tips. exotic dancers. 25.40 an hour in tips. sin pays, baby, sin pays. the wine choosers, $10.10 an hour. >> that is important. >> and bartenders $. 9.50 an hour. what is the average tip for going to the salon? >> 20%. >> 15% is the average. i do 20% too. i like cry when i leave because it costs so much! >> exotic dancer tip is the
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question. >> i have no personal history but if you'd like to tell me what is customary. >> i wasn't expecting that. >> the biggest is gambling and restaurants and bars. >> she purposely does not share this with us so that we can react live on television. a that was your live reaction. >> we are going to go to break, though. quickly. we will be right back. >> do you think you could become an exotic dancer? ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ [ male announcer ] the 2014 chevrolet traverse... all set? all set. [ male announcer ] ...with three rows of spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. chevrolet. find new roads. where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant
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a desperate effort is under way to save an american being detained in dubai. chaz kassim was rested in april with some of his friends after
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they made a mock documentary about teen life in dubai and posted it on youtube. he is held in prison. we are going to get more from family members when they join us during the 8:00 hour of "new day." >> crazy story. and "new day" does start right now. >> the thermometer in my truck said 7 degrees when i was driving over here, so it's cold. a snow-dumping storm covered the rockies and is headed south toward major cities. we're tracking the dangerous conditions. breaking overnight, new reports the nsa is collecting 5 billion cell phone records a day worldwide but exactly what information are they looking for? walkout. fast food workers across the country planning to walk out
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today. could it mean higher pay for them or higher prices for you. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. good morning. welcome to "new day," thursday, december 5th, 6:00 in the east. winter's grip getting tighter. the next phase of extreme weather expected to be a major ice storm across the southern plains into the ohio valley. texas, oklahoma, arkansas, under the gun. more snow will fall in already hard-hit spots like denver. that's where ana cabrera is. good morning. >> reporter: it is incredibly cold here this morning. denver hit a record yesterday of negative 13 degrees below 0. and the temperatures are still falling, negative 14 degrees in denver right now. so dangerously cold. in colorado, of course, is not alone as this arctic air mass continues to spread.


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